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All are invited to gather online with Bishop Gayle E. Harris for a virtual Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 19 at 4:30 p.m., commemorating the date in 1865 when word of slavery’s end in the U.S. finally reached Galveston, Tex. The Juneteenth event will also mark the Feast of Bernard Mizeki,…
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Update June 17, 2021:  The UTO has decided to postpone this conference to 2022.  After a pandemic year that took so much away from so many people, many are feeling that there’s no better time than the present to celebrate and be grateful for blessings. An occasion for focusing on the theology of…
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After more than a year of pandemic-necessitated closure, the diocese’s Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center in Greenfield, N.H., is reopening for family camp weekends this summer, with new interim directors at the helm. The Rev. Deacon Helen and Rick Hargreaves arrived at the end of May to…
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One year ago, George Floyd was killed at the hands of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, setting off a series of protests across the country, including on the Island.  On Tuesday, community members gathered at a remembrance held by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church at the Tabernacle…
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St. Mark’s Episcopal Church’s 5 Loaves, 2 Fishes Matching Gift Campaign for hunger relief raised over $ 10,750, which was equally split among five local organizations: The Westford Food Pantry, Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry in Devens, The Open Pantry in Lowell, St. Paul’s Soup Kitchen in Lowell and…
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The following pastoral letter with updated COVID-19 guidelines was sent to congregational and diocesan leadership on May 20, 2021.

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The Diocese of Massachusetts has been ordaining deacons for 20 years, and although there are currently about 40 actively serving in congregations and ministries, the order of deacons and their role is still not widely understood.  So this year, the bishops have set aside June 13 as Diaconate Sunday and an opportunity to introduce more people to the life and work of deacons.  Congregations have been invited to request a deacon to be with them and preach during services on June 13, when the church calendar celebrates St. Efrem of Syria, a deacon venerated in both Eastern and Western church traditions.

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The Diocesan Youth Council offers young people in the Diocese of Massachusetts a chance to grow as Christian leaders by organizing retreats, planning service projects and serving in positions of leadership in the diocese. Applications are now open for the 2021-2022 Diocesan Youth Council (DYC),…
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In April, the Cathedral Church of St. Paul’s MANNA (Many Angels Needed Now and Always) ministry of and with the homeless community in downtown Boston was awarded a United Thank Offering Grant of $14,049 for a Hispanic/Latinx pastoral intern to join its team. …
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Paul R. Gentile, the coordinator of the St. Barnabas Episcopal Church record-archiving team, is working to protect and safeguard the records of the church by creating a digital archive. In 2019 the team of three started digitizing historical and ecumenical records such as baptisms, deaths,…